22 Feb '13, 10am

Wind, solar, biomass provided 100% of new US capacity in January 2013. Hell, if we can do 1 month, we can sure do 12.

This represents a nearly three-fold increase in new renewable energy generating capacity compared to the same month in 2012 when wind, solar, and biomass provided 431 MW of new capacity. In January 2013, wind accounted for the largest share of the new capacity with six new "units" providing 958 MW followed by 16 units of solar (267 MW), and 6 units of biomass (6 MW). No new generating capacity was reported for any fossil fuel (i.e., natural gas, coal, oil) or nuclear power sources. Renewable sources now account for 15.66 percent of total installed U.S. operating generating capacity: hydro - 8.50 percent, wind - 5.17 percent, biomass - 1.29 percent, solar - 0.38 percent, and geothermal - 0.32 percent.* By comparison, oil accounts for 3.54% of total operating generating capacity, nuclear for 9.23 percent, coal for 29.04 percent, and natural gas for 42.37 percent. Once again,...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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